This Eventbrite presentation caught my eye. The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet presented by Dave Goulson. ‘The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive. Dave will be talking about how we can create gardens alive with insects that will help save the planet followed by a Q & A.’ The program is scheduled on March 4, 2021 from 11:30am to 12:30pm. It is FREE but attendees must register. The complete description of the program and Registration can be found here.
OSU has published a Fact Sheet ‘Beneficial Insects in the Home Garden‘. The Overview states: ‘Among the more than 28,000 species of insects in the Pacific Northwest, only one to two percent damage crops, plants or structures. The majority is beneficial and helps the home gardener with controlling garden pests or pollinating fruits and vegetables. This handout explores common, beneficial insects found in our region and shares ideas on ways to encourage their presence in our home gardens’.